Article by: JASON LEWIS Updated: September 14, 2013 – 4:29 PM
When Daniel Patrick Moynihan zeroed in on the disintegration of the nuclear family as the root cause of African-American poverty and crime in the mid-1960s, the out-of-wedlock birth rate for black Americans was 25 percent.
Today, after a civil-rights revolution (culminating in the election of the nation’s first African-American president) and $15 trillion spent on a feckless war on poverty (the official poverty rate hasn’t budged), more than 70 percent of black babies are born out of wedlock.
Consequently, unemployment and poverty remain far higher for blacks than for the rest of Americans. More disturbing, however, is the elephant in the living room that no one in the public eye seems interesting in addressing — appalling levels of crime committed by young African-American males. (more…)
December 5, 2014
Posted Wednesday, December 3rd 2014 @ 12pm
Former NBA star Charles Barkley recently called Ferguson looters “scumbags,” praised police officers who work in black neighborhoods, and said he supports the decision made by the grand jury not to indict officer Darren Wilson in the Michael Brownshooting. (more…)
December 2, 2014
Posted Monday, December 1st 2014 @ 3pm
Mickey Rourke wins boxing match in Moscow by knockout
MOSCOW (AP) — Hollywood actor Mickey Rourke returned to the boxing ring Friday at the age of 62, defeating a fighter less than half his age in an exhibition bout. (more…)
November 24, 2014
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From September 16, 2013 at 3:57 PM | by eastcoastgambler at vegaschatter.com
The Stardust casino is making a comeback of sorts. You may remember Stardust in its physical form on the north end of the Vegas Strip in the 70s through the 90s. Well, Stardust is making a comeback online and, specifically, on Facebook.(more…)
November 6, 2014
October 24, 2014
The video — showing flames and panic, a house engulfed by fire — circulated around the world.
A resident was trapped inside the burning Fresno, California, home, when a man wearing a blue Los Angeles Dodgers cap calmly walked amid the flames and carried the man to safety. (more…)
October 12, 2014
The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
Presidential Proclamation — Columbus Day,
COLUMBUS DAY, 2014 [Monday, October 13, 2014]
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BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
When Christopher Columbus — a son of Genoa, Italy — set sail across the Atlantic, no one could imagine the profound and lasting impact he would have on the world. In search of a westward route to Asia, he instead spotted the Bahamas. As dawn broke on October 12, 1492, Columbus’s crew set foot on a Caribbean island and changed the course of history. For much of Europe, this marked the discovery of the New World, and it set in motion the more than five centuries that have followed. (more…)
October 6, 2014
There will be another Full Moon, October 8, 2014 at 3:50 A.M. Las Vegas time.
From The Old Farmer’s Almanac
“In 2014, the Full Moon falls on October 8—and there is a total lunar eclipse.”
“The eclipse will be fully visible from Western North America (and Alaska and Hawaii), but observers in Eastern North America will only be able to see part of the eclipse before the Moon sets below the horizon. See more details on our Eclipse page.”
“Some Native American tribes referred to this Moon as the Full Hunter’s Moon, as it was the time to go hunting in preparation for winter. This full Moon is also called the Travel Moon and the Dying Grass Moon.”
“This is the first Full Moon following the Harvest Moon last month. It rises around sunset and sets around sunrise, the only night in the month when the Moon is in the sky all night long.”
Full Hunter’s Moon Video from Old Farmer’s Almanac
Video from Science.Nasa.Gov
Blood Red Moon
September 9, 2014
5:00 PM, 9/10 Revision
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The following is an older post which addresses the internment of enemy-aliens during WW ll. Was this a one time thing or is it applicable today with the present situation in the world, especially after today’s Moore, Oklahoma beheading.
I’m asking because I don’t know.
Here’s a blog-post on American Internment during World War ll
August 9, 2014
From The Old Farmer’s Almanac
“Supermoon” of August 10, 2014
This Sunday, August 10, the full Moon will appear as much as 14% closer and 30% brighter than other full Moons of the year. Read more
The Old Farmer’s Almanac: August’s Video featuring Amy Nieskens
“Each month, we will explain the traditional names of the full Moon along with some fascinating Moon facts. In this video, learn about the Full Sturgeon Moon and why you can sometimes see the Moon during the daytime.”
Full Sturgeon Moon
Some Native American tribes called this month’s Moon the Sturgeon Moon because they knew that the sturgeon of the Great Lakes and Lake Champlain were most readily caught during this full Moon. They also called this the Full Green Corn Moon.
Different tribes had different Moon name preferences. Other examples for August are: Wheat Cut Moon (San Ildefonso, and San Juan), or “Moon When All Things Ripen” (Dakotah Sioux) or “Blueberry Moon” (Ojibway).
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